- Saturday, 01 February 2014
Partnerships between the government and the private sector have tremendous potential for the qualitative delivery of ICT infrastructure projects, innovation, skills acquisition, and outreach of government services to Nigerians. Recognizing the private sector as the main engine of economic growth, Government is keen to foster a conducive environment for the functioning of viable, impactful and sustainable PPP initiatives.
Nigeria has embarked upon this path and during 2011 created the Ministry of Communication Technology to ensure better coordination of ICT activities and development in Nigeria. This National ICT Policy lays out the inputs required to strengthen all productive sectors and ultimately transform Nigeria into a knowledge based, and globally competitive country ,in alignment with the National Vision 20:20 objectives. It establishes a comprehensive framework for the ICT sector that will encourage and stimulate investment and also enable rapid expansion of ICT networks and services that are accessible to all at reasonable costs.
Nigeria’s ICT development policy administration and regulation of the country’s ICT environment is handled by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Communication Technology and Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.